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Arma virumque cano

19/04/2012

Having been blown slightly off-topic (the cost in money or ridicule of bad spelling, translation or proof-reading) in recent days, I went looking for some of those headlines that make you think “how could they not have noticed?”. You know the sort of thing:

Hospitals are sued by 7 foot doctors

Something went wrong in jet crash, expert says

Thief gets nine months in violin case

These are often significant by being passed around the world, and resurrected whenever somebody goes online and thinks that the joke is fresh. In those cases, it’s all hearsay and there is mysteriously no evidence of the ‘funny’. Sometimes they are a sub-editor’s joke, lobbed in to brighten the stultifying and thankless task of correcting an illiterate journalist’s copy. Sometimes they make it into print. Decide for yourselves about this one. Whether conscious or unconscious, I love it:

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